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6. Sustainable Contradictions? The Prospects for an Eco-Socialist School Geography

Author : John Morgan

Published in: Understanding Sustainability with Pedagogical Practice

Publisher: Springer Nature Singapore

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Abstract

School geography tends to be conservative, teaching models of social and environmental relations that support the status quo. However, since the early 1980s, John Huckle has been a principled critic of dominant approaches to school geography, arguing for an eco-socialist perspective that can help students and teachers confront the ecological crisis. This chapter engages with this approach, arguing that the key task for any eco-socialist school geography is to provide students with an analysis of the role that capitalism plays in the social production of nature.

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Metadata
Title
Sustainable Contradictions? The Prospects for an Eco-Socialist School Geography
Author
John Morgan
Copyright Year
2023
Publisher
Springer Nature Singapore
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-2687-9_6